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<ul><li>1.Primer:New and social mediaSanjana HattotuwaTED FellowArchitect and Curator, Groundviews</li></ul> <p>2. what is social media? Social media uses Internet and web-based technologies to transform broadcastmedia monologues (one to many) into social media dialogues (many to many). It supports the democratization of knowledge and information, transformingpeople from content consumers into content producers. (Wikipedia) 3. social media landscape early 2011 4. social media landscape today+ 5. social media foundations Blogs Social networks (Twitter, Facebook) Mobiles: SMS to social networking sites, mobilephotography and video Wired (ADSL) and wireless broadband (3G etc) Greater content creation in local languages Lower transactional cost (cost per SMS, subscription forADSL, cost per dongle, data subscriptions) 6. creating relationships 7. producing content 8. engaging with content 9. whats really new? Ubiquity of two way communications Addressable peoples, even those who IDPs or refugees Both news generation and dissemination leverages new media Disintermediated models vs. traditional media model Citizens as producers Low resolution, hyperlocal helps focus and granularity Aggregation of low resolution helps macro analysis and strategy 10. sous-veillence Sous-veillance (observing from underneath, anchored to human security) in place of, orin addition to, surveillance (often from centralised loci, anchored to national security) Sous-veillance is crowd based intelligence, generally open data (though analysis can bebounded). Surveillance ranges from sig-int and psy-ops to information espionage, almostalways bounded. Important to understand Arab Spring, and situational awareness in sudden onsetdisasters 11. New information networksFluid, spontaneous, viral, short-term spikes, long tailEvent / Issue Witness / VictimCitizen media Closed Intel Army / Govt / Members UN system states /Global / Local audiences 12. the new voices!/combatjourno 13. the new voices 14. the new revolutions 15. the new revolutions "I dont personally trust any tool," he said. "I trust the people behind the tool." And that remains the most important lesson of Revolution 2.0. Technology is just an enabler. It is what people decide to do with it that matters most. Wael Ghonim 16. before arab spring 17. power of sms: post tsunami The web is littered with examples on how SMS helped in the immediateaftermath of the tsunami in Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Im standing on the Galle road in Aluthgama and looking at 5 ton trawlerstossed onto the road. Scary shit. Found 5 of my friends, 2 dead. Of the 5, 4 are back in Colombo. The lastone is stranded because of a broken bridge. Broken his leg. But hes alive. Made contact. He got swept away but swam ashore. Said hes been buryingpeople all day. Just dragging them off the beach and digging holes with his hands. 18. bombings in london 7 July 2005 Within 24 hours, the BBC had received1,000 stills and videos, 3,000 texts and20,000 e-mails. 19. saffron revolution in myanmar, 2007 100,000 people joined a Facebook groupsupporting the monks No international TV crews allowed in thecountry Mobile phone cameras were the rst footageof the monks protest Blogs from Rangoon were the only sources ofinformation The junta shut down all Internet and mobilecommunications 20. burma vj: reporting from a closed country 21. the green revolution: post-election Iran, 2009 22. The use of social media in Sri Lanka Presidential Campaign 2010 23. ickr for sarath fonseka 24. ickr for the president 25. facebook for president 26. facebook for sarath fonseka 27. more local examples 28. groundviews citizen journalism bearing witness 29. readership and reach: web mediaFrom 19 27 May 2010, Groundviews ran a special edition on the end of war in Sri Lanka.Over this week alone, the site received over forty thousand readers and exclusively featured overeighty-thousand words of original content, one video premiere, over a dozen photos, generatingover one hundred and fty thousand words of commentary.Tens of thousands more have read and commented on this content since. 30. participatory journalism 31. Mapping election violence 32. iBooks 33. Google EarthEnd of the war in Sri Lanka 34. Google EarthMass graves in Sri Lanka 35. new demographics social witnessing 36. new cartographiescrowdsourcing and crisis mapping 37. grassroots mapping | new cartographies 38. 39. grassroots mapping | new cartographies 40. map kibera community mapping 41. seeingdata visualisation 42. Infogram: data driven narratives 43. data driven narratives 44. timeline: temporal narratives 45. timetoast: temporal narratives 46. word clouds 47. bundling social media, adding value through curation | 48. infoviz &amp; zuisplotting, panning, zooming 49. photosynth: many eyes, context provisioning 50. prezi: scale and context 51. prezi: scale and context 52. silverlight: scale and context 53. Post PC worldTablets and mobiles are driving creation and consumption 54. iPhone 5 | 5 million+, launch weekend 55. the enduring challenges will be New media savvy repressive governments Privacy controls, in the age of Facebook Contest between culture and context, actors and process, physical vs. virtual Engendering the political will to transform complex conict The emphasis on the process, as opposed to the technology - people asopposed to the platform Bearing witness during violence 56. limitations 57. limitations 58. thank </p>